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He so much resembled my brother, that, at first. sight, I took it to be he. After all their professions, is it possible to be them?
It could not have been her, for she always behaves discreetly.
If it was not him, who do you imagine it to have been? Who do
think him to be? Whom do the people say that we are? 5. Whatever others do, let thou and I act wisely.
Let them and we unite to oppose this growing evil.
One verb governs another that follows it, or depends upon it, in the infinitive mood : as, “ Cease to do evil; learn to do well," "We should be prepared to render an account of our actions.”
The preposition to, though generally used before the latter verb, is sometimes properly omitted : as, “I heard him
say it ;" instead of " to say it.” Gram. 21st edit. p. 178.
It is better live on a little, than outlive a great deal.
I dare not to proceed so hastily, lest I should give offence.
I have seen some young persons to conduct them. selves very discreetly.
The following sentences exemplify the notes and observations under RULE XII. Gram, 21st edit. p. 178, 179.
1. It is a great support to virtue, when we see a good mind to maintain its patience and tranquillity, under injuries and affliction, and to cordially forgive its oppressors.
It is the difference of their conduct, which makes us to approve the one, and to reject the other.
We should not be like many persons, to depreciate the virtues we do not possess.
To see young persons who are courted by health and pleasure, to resist all the allurements of vice, and to steadily pursue virtue and knowledge, is cheering and delightful to every good mind.
They acted with so much reserve, that some persons doubted them to be sincere,
And the multitude wondered, when they saw the lame to walk, and the blind to see.
In the use of words and phrases which, in point of time, relate to each other, a due regard to that relation should be observed. Instead of saying, “The Lord hath given, and the Lord hath taken away;" we should say, “ The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away.” Instead of, " I remember the family more than Twenty years ;" it should be, “ I have remembered the family more than twenty years." Gram. 21st edit.
The next new year's day I shall be at school
And he that was dead, sat up, and began to speak.
I should be obliged to him, if he will gratify me in that particular.
And the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame walk, and the blind seeing.
I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days.
In the treasury belonging to the Cathedral in this city, is preserved with the greatest veneration, for upwards of six hundred years, a dish' which thye pretend to be made of emerald. The court of Rome gladly laid hold on all the op
portunities, which the imprudence, weakness, or necessities of princes, afford it, to extend its authority.
Fierce as he mov'd his silver shafts resound. They maintained that scripture conclusion, that all mankind rise from one head.
John will earn his wages, when his service is completed.
Ye will not come unto me that ye might have life. Be that as it will, he cannot justily his conduct.
I have been at London a year, and seen the king last summer.
After we visited London, we returned, content and thankful, to our retired and peaceful habitation.
The following exumples are adapted to the notes and observations under RULE XIII. Gram. 21st edit. p. 179–183.
1. I purpose to go to London in a few months, and after I shall finish my business there, to proceed to America.
These prosecutions of William seem to be the most iniquitous measures pursued by the court, during the time that the use of parliaments was suspended.
From the little conversation I had with him, he appeared to have been a man of letters.
I always intended to have rewarded my son according to his merit.
It would, on reflection, have given me great satisfaction, to relieve him from that distressed situation.
It required so much care, that I thought I should have lost it before I reached home.
We have done no more than it was our duty to have done.
He would have assisted one of his friends, if he could do it without injuring the other; but as that could not have been done, he avoided all interference.
Must it not be expected, that he would inave defended an authority, which had been so long exercised without controversy ?
These enemies of Christianity were confounded, whilst they were expecting to have found an opportunity to have betrayed its author.
His sea sickness was so great, that I often feared he would have died before our arrival.
If these persons had intended to deceive, they would have taken care to have avoided, what would expose them to the objections of their opponents.
It was a pleasure to have received his approbation of my labours; for which I cordially thanked him.
It wouid have afforded me still greater pleasure, to receive his approbation at an earlier period: but to receive it at all, reflected credit upon me.
To be censured by him, would soon have proved an insuperable discouragement.
Him portion'd maids, apprentic'd orphans blest,
The young who labour, and the old who rest. The doctor, in his lecture, said, that fever always produced thirst.
Participles have the same government as the verbs have from which they are derived ; as," I am weary with hearing him," "She is instructing us,” “ The tutor is admonishing Charles.” Gram. 21st edit.
P. 183. *
ESTEEMING theirselves wise, they became fools.
Suspecting not only ye, but they also, I was studious to avoid all intercourse.
Though the participle is not a part of speech distinct from the verh, yet as it forms a particular and striking part of the verb, and fias some rules and observations which are peculiar to it, we think it is entitled to a separate, distinctive consideration.
I could not avoid considering, in some degree, they as enemies to me; and he as a suspicious friend.
From having exposed hisself too freely in different climates, he entirely lost his health.
The examples which follow, are suited to the notes and cbservations under RULE XIV. Gram. 21st edit. p. 183-186.
1. By observing of truth, you will command esteem, as well as secure peace.
He prepared them for this event, by the sending to them proper information.
A person may be great or rich by chance; but cannot be wise or good, without the taking pains for it.
Nothing could have made her so unhappy, as the znarrying a man who possessed such princip
The changing times and seasons, the removing and setting up kings, belong to Providence alone.
The middle station of life seems to be the most advantageously situated for gaining of wisdom. Poverty turns our thoughts too much upon the supplying our wants; and riches upon the enjoying our superfluities.
Pliny, speaking of Cato the Censor's disapproving the Grecian orators, expressed himself thus.
Propriety of pronunciation is the giving to every word that sound, which the most polite usage of the language appropriates to it.
The not attending to this rule, is the cause of a very common error.
This was in fact a converting the deposite to his
2. There will be no danger of their spoiling their faces, or of their gaining converts.
For his avoiding that precipice, he is indebted to his friend's care.